"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


I confess, I've been watching the last few games with one eye on the laptop, so the finer points of the games eluded me. There were some not-so-fine points that were a good deal of fun, though.

Friday 5/6, Twins 7 @ Devil Rays 1
Santana threw a complete game, seven strikeouts, no walks, 92 pitches.
The M&M Boys (Mauer & Morneau) go boom: Mauer for 3 in the 3rd, Morneau for 2 in the 5th.

Saturday 5/7, Twins 8 @ Devil Rays 1
Lohse squeaked through 5 innings. Didn't have his best stuff, but held on and showed some much-needed composure.
Morneau go boom again for 3 in the 6th.

Sunday 5/8, Twins 9 @ Devil Rays 6
Mays looked great until the seventh, when he coughed up four runs and got yanked.
LeCroy go boom for 3 in the 6th.
Mauer go boom all by his lonesome in the 9th.
Morneau a homer shy of the cycle (Why didn't you go boom, Justin? WHY???)

Monday 5/9, Twins 0 @ Orioles 3
Nobody went boom. Nobody even went bam. Some days I think these guys are so overwhelmed with love for Santana that they want every starter in the AL to look like him. This was one of those days.

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